Margaret Co Chen is an Organist, an Organ-Consultant and a Lecturer in Music History and Liturgy. She received her training at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, where she earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Doctor of Music degree, all with highest distinction. At Indiana, she held the John Edwards Fellowship, which was awarded to the most outstanding doctoral student every year.
Margaret has played in many concert halls and churches in Asia, the US and Europe. In the past few years, she has performed in Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, China; Cologne Cathedral, Germany; Overture Center, Madison, WI; and many others. She was organ consultant for the Victoria Concert Hall, The Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore; Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur; The Recital Hall of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China; Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan, China; and the Overture Center in Madison, WI, USA. As a concert organist, she has performed in organ concertos and symphonies under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Sergiu Commissiona, Okko Kamu, Leon Gregorian, Marius Janowski, Muhai Tang, Jajha Ling, and many others. She has also done continuo work for Robert Shaw, Jan Harrington and Charles Webb.
After 13 years of living in Hong Kong, Chicago and Tokyo, Margaret returned to Singapore in 2012. She now curates a new organ series for the newly restored Victoria Concert Hall.